Gluten-Free Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
how rhubarb is the King…”
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Okay, so maybe that is not exactly what Lewis Caroll said in Alice in Wonderland but I am sure if he had to do it over, he would, especially if he had a bite of this scrumptious Gluten Free Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble.  There is something magical about Rhubarb time.  Perhaps what makes it special is that it is so fleeting.  Now you see it, now you eat it, now you wait until next year, gosh darn it!

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My childhood is full of rhubarb tales.  Memories rush in any time I take a bite, standing on a wooden stool, watching my mom carefully stir the pot of bubbling strawberry and rhubarb, its thick aroma filling the house with excitement as we waited to spoon it over ice cream.  Coming home from working on the ranch in my teens, I would step off the plane tanned by the sun, with my arms full of rhubarb stalks; I would hold them tight and present them like they were a bouquet, greeting my mom with their bright tart magnificence.  Then when I was older, I would take a jar of precious rhubarb preserves to college each fall.  When I was homesick and feeling low, I would pop open the seal to spread some “home” on a thick slab of sourdough toast, feeling much better about the world and my place in it.  Oh yes, rhubarb and I go way back.

Here is a quick, simple dish to start your own love affair with this tart little stalk.  Normally, I do strawberry to make it a little sweeter but I am in love with embracing its acerbity with blueberries, trust me it’s divine.  Make it now before the rhubarb time is gone!


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Gluten Free Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble


    For the filling
  • 3 pints of blueberries
  • 3 stalks of rhubarb cut into ½ inch slices
  • ½ cup sugar – I like to make it tart and let the rhubarb really shine through
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch – make sure it’ gluten free
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice of one lemon
  • For the crumble
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ Teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  1. Mix all items for the filling until evenly coated
  2. Place in a square baking dish or for quicker cooking in individual ramekins
  3. Mix crisp dry ingredients
  4. Cream sugar and butter until fluffy
  5. Add dry ingredients to butter and sugar mixing with your hands
  6. Mound together with fingers into clumps and top onto fruit mixture
  7. Cook at 375 for 1 hour for large or 20 minutes for ramekins or until brown and bubbling
  8. Allow to cool for 30 minutes to set


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Happy rhubarbs to you!

Marcella Rose




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Marcella Rose began cooking early, learning from her self-taught mom who prepared brilliant meals nightly. At thirteen, cooking on a Ranch, she learned how to get creative in the kitchen. With an eye for the beautiful, a growing palate, and keen organizing skills she soon began hosting parties and catering events. Moving to New York she was graced to have worked with some of the best interior designers in the city. Taking these skills to the Internet with Marcella Rose’s she shares her passion and innovation hoping to inspire the modern woman.

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